Island News

Port Blair, 28 Jan 2015/--/Traditional fervor, march past, display of tablaoux and unfurling of the national tri-colour marked the  66th Republic day celebrations in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands on 26th January...
Port Blair, 28 Jan 2015/--/Lack of rain and sun shelters at bus stops on both sides of the Goalghar Junction in the city forces the commuters to brave the scorching sun or the pouring rain while waiting for the bus...
Port Blair, 28 Jan 2015/--/While the Swachha Bharat Abhiyan seems to have made some headway in some areas, especially on both sides of the Andaman Trunk Road which have been rid of mounds of garbage following the...

West Bengal & Other States

KOLKATA, 28 Jan 2015/--/Metro Railway, Kolkata observed the 66th Republic Day today on January 26. Mahendra Singh, chief electrical engineer, Metro Railway, Kolkata unfurled the National Flag and addressed the gatherings at Metro Rail Bhavan on behalf of Radhey Shyam, general manager, Metro Railway...
Chittaranjan, 28 Jan 2015/--/The 66th Republic Day was celebrated with enthusiasm   and  fervor   on Monday, January 26 at  Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW).  CP Tayal,  general manager C L W, hoisted the national flag at  Oval Ground.  Amita Tayal , president,  CLW- Women’s  Welfare   ...

Sports News

Perth, 28 Jan 2015/--/Gearing up for a virtual semifinal against England here on Friday, the Indian cricket team will keep a keen eye on the progress of batsman Rohit Sharma, who continues to nurse a sore hamstring....
KOLKATA, 28 Jan 2015/--/With time running out fast for both the teams, Bengal and Railways will face off tomorrow in a must-win match to keep themselves in contention for quarters of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament...

Hills (Darjelling) News

DARJEELING, 28 Jan 2015/--/A huge fire broke out on Tuesday night at the Haat Bazaar area of Pedong, 23km from Kalimpong town, completely burning down 17 houses including shops in total. Another four houses were...
GANGTOK, 28 Jan 2015/--/Radha Krushna Patra, former chief justice of the Sikkim High Court, who was serving as chairman of the Law Commission, died of health complications on Wednesday morning. He was 72. Chief Minister...
GANGTOK, 28 Jan 2015/--/The Election Commission has conferred upon Sikkim the ‘Best State Award’ for following ‘Best Electoral Practices’ in the 2014 general elections, according to an IPR release on Wednesday. Sikkim...

National News

New Delhi, 28 Jan 2015/--/Delhi's voters list is riddled with gross errors and names of at least 22 per cent of the 1.33 total electorates require deletion, an NGO claimed today citing its survey, less than two weeks...
Kochi, 28 Jan 2015/--/Turning down the plea for a CBI probe against Finance Minister, K M Mani, who is facing allegations in the bar bribe scam, the Kerala High court on Wednesday said that investigation conducted by...

Business News

Mumbai, 28 Jan 2015/--/In a volatile market, the Indian rupee ended barely steady against the American currency at 61.41 per dollar due to uneven demand and supply transactions. The rupee resumed lower at 61.50 per...
Singapore, 28 Jan 2015/--/Oil prices fell in Asia Wednesday as dealers await the outcome of a US Federal Reserve meeting and the release of a US supply report expected to show a surge in crude stockpiles, analysts said...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 28 Jan 2015/--/In a volatile market, the S&P BSE benchmark snapped its eight-day upward march and also fell from all-time high, eased by mere 12 points to close at 29,559.18 due to fag-end selling in select counters ahead of the expiry of futures and options Janaury contract on Thursday...

Reflex Action

28 Jan 2015/--/However laudable Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Swachh Bharat or clean India may be, the mission seems to be destined to flop for want of a down-to-earth approach that touches millions of stakeholders who live, sleep and thrive on dirt and wastes by railway tracks, roads, ca...

Political Delicacies

18 Jan 2015/--/Anand Sharma should not be very happy. Even if the leader of opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, whose term expires in February next month, does not get a second term in Rajya Sabha because of...
11 Jan 2015/--/Believe it or not, former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who was the darling of the Congress leadership till recently, is the villain of the day. It is believed that Hood...

North Bengal News

MALDA, 28 Jan 2015/--/Four police officials and five others were injured in the Manikchak police station area of Malda on Wednesday when villagers clashed with members of a local club over the occupation of a plot of...
NEW DELHI/BEIJING, 28 Jan 2015/--/External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to China on a four-day visit starting Saturday during which she will hold talks on "issues of concern" with her Chinese counterpart...
BEIJING/GHAZIABAD, 28 Jan 2015/--/China has punished 15 ruling Communist Party officials in Tibet for participating in the underground "Tibetan Independence" groups, providing intelligence to the Dalai Lama and his...

Video News

Echo World

Beijing, 28 Jan 2015/--/Washington is concerned about press freedom in China, a senior US diplomat said in Beijing on Wednesday as some US news organisations face repercussions over their reporting of issues deemed...
London, 28 Jan 2015/--/Fearing a terrorist strike, the European Air Safety Agency (EASA) has warned airline operators to exercise "extreme caution" while flying over Pakistani airspace following a similar warning from...

Editorial

28 Jan 2015/--/During his recent rally at Burdwan, BJP president Amit Shah accused the West Bengal Government of neglecting national security in the interest of ‘vote bank politics’. The Narendra Modi government obviously has no such interests and it is expected to give topmost priority to national security. All the more so because the security environment around India is turning more and more hos...